From A Correspondent
Agartala, April 20: Distressed by financial crisis a young tribal mother sold her new born son at a cost of paltry Rs 7,600 for treatment of her husband at Rangia Tilla of Haldia ADC village under Teliamura police station of Mungia Kami block in Khowai district.
According to reports a childless couple from Khowai area bought the child and took with them. The matter has already been brought to the notice of the Sub-divisional Magistrate but the child is yet to be rescued. The report said a day labourer Usha Ranjan Debbarma is suffering from various diseases for some time and his wife Dinamala Debbarma was looking after the family.
The worst thing happened when the mother of three sons Danamala became pregnant and delivered another son on Monday last. When she was in a quandary over how to maintain the family one neighbour came with a proposal to sell the child and she readily accepted the proposal.
Receiving the information a BJP leader Sabda Kumar Jamatia rushed to the village and found truth in it. He immediately brought the matter to the notice of the SDM Jayanta Dey and demanded financial help for the family.
The SDM sent a team to bring Usha Ranjan to the hospital but the family refused as there is none to accompany him in the hospital. However, Dinamala said she will take Usha to hospital on Thursday. Despite being in a distressed condition the family has not got any kind of help from the government side and even don’t have a BPL card or ration card.
Sabda Kumar Jamatia told the reporters that it is another incident how the poor people are being deprived or ignored in this left ruled state. The village falls under Krishnapur assembly constituency being represented by minister for fisheries, fire services and co-operative Khagendra Jamatia consecutively for five terms but he turned a blind eye to the sufferings of people in his area, Sabda Kumar alleges.
Sabda Kumar demanded immediate step to rescue the child and return him to the lap of his mother and adequate measure so that the family can survive and look after the children properly.